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Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth

Dave Auffarth

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, get all the information and the latest updates, tips, and tricks from Dave Auffarth - your professional City Home Group Real Estate Agent. Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/chicago-real-estate-podcast-with-dave-auffarth/id1132718349. Items in this collection are restricted.

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Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Mar 29, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, you’ll want an experienced real estate attorney on your side. I’ll go over how to select one today. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation How can you make sure you’re choosing the right real estate attorney? I’ll go over how to select someone who will ensure your home buying or selling process is a smooth one. First, ask your Realtor for their recommendations. Many times, Realtors will have...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Mar 9, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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If you plan on selling your home, don’t list it before making these three improvements to it. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation What are the three most cost-effective improvements to look at before listing your home? It really comes down to the major areas of your home that buyers are going to notice the most. To many buyers, it’s important that their new home is move-in ready and all the main surface areas are taken care of. Spending...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Feb 23, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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If you’re thinking about buying your first home, here are four steps you should follow to make it a successful purchase. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation What are the four steps to buying your first home? First, hire an experienced Realtor. The guy next door or your brother’s girlfriend’s cousin who just got their real estate license might be hungry for your business, but that doesn’t mean they’re your best bet. An experienced...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Feb 8, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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We're shifting into the spring market here in Chicago, so I wanted to address some key questions about the market and how to take advantage of it now as a buyer or seller. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation Recently, I've received a lot of questions about the spring real estate market here in Chicago and when the best time to get your home on the market is. If you've been thinking about selling your home, this winter represents a great...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Jan 20, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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The My City Home Group has buyers looking for homes. Here’s how you can help us. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation Here at the My City Home Group, our team has a bit of a problem. What kind of problem? We’re working with a number of buyers ready to purchase all over the metropolitan area who just aren’t happy with what the current inventory offers. Do you know anyone who wants to sell their home? Inventory levels are low, and I’m...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Jan 9, 2017 Dave Auffarth
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What's the number one way to make your home more marketable and sell quicker? Staging. Today, I'll explain how. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation As a seller, how can you make your home more marketable and sell it faster? I always recommend staging, so today, I have three staging tips I wanted to offer. The purpose of staging is to create the illusion of more space, and these three tips will do just that: 1. Clean and declutter the home....
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Dec 22, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Have you ever wished you had someone you could go to for all your service provider needs? I have relationships with tons of service providers from landscapers to financial planners, and even doctors. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation If you are in need of any sort of professional services, please reach out to me. I have decade-long relationships with a lot of service providers such as interior designers, landscapers, general contractors,...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Dec 2, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Our marketplace is replete with multiple offer situations. Luckily, if you’re a buyer, there are three things you can do to make your offer stand out. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation Right now in the real estate market, about 70% of all the homes listed for sale are getting multiple offers. If you’re a buyer in this marketplace, how do you make your offer stand out? First and foremost, keep your offer simple and straight to the...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Nov 4, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Before you get a home inspection, there are a few things you should know. Though an inspector will look at hundreds of items, their focus is not on cosmetic flaws. Buying a home? Search all homes for sale on the MLSSelling your home? Get a home valuation If you’ve decided to get a home inspection, congratulations! This means that the seller has accepted your offer and now you’re about to move on to the next part of the home buying process. Before you get an inspection, however, there are a...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Oct 12, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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The Chicago market is starting to slow down a bit. However, there are still benefits out there for both buyers and sellers. We are coming up on the time of year where the market slows down a little bit. You’ve been hearing that inventory is low all year, but it’s actually shrinking a bit more now. However, there are still plenty of buyers in the market. What this means for buyers is that you may have to look at a few more homes to find what you want. You’ll still be able to get a good...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Sep 30, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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There are three things you can do as a seller in order to avoid getting lowball offers on your home. How can sellers avoid a lowball offer? The first thing you can do is improve the condition of your home. Think about when you walk into a brand-new home. What does it have that your home doesn’t? Well, it has new carpet, paint, lighting fixtures, doorknobs, hinges, faucets, etc. These are all things you can do to your home that can both improve its condition and take 10 to 15 years off its...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Sep 20, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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There are many things you can do to improve your home when you’re preparing to list it on the market, but four things stand out to us. There are plenty of things you can do to make sure your home is in tip-top shape when it comes time to list it on the market. We’ve got four different tips to share with you today that will help you sell your home faster and for more money: 1. Staging. The way you live in your home is fine, but if it’s going on the market it has to look sharp. Remove items...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Aug 10, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Get a FREE Home ValuationSearch All Homes on the MLS I get questioned by sellers a lot who are trying to sell their current home and buy a new one at the same time. They ask me how they should go about it, so I thought I would give my recommendation to all of you. Keep in mind, everyone’s situation is a little different. Generally, I always recommend that you sell your current home first before buying the next one. For one, you want to make sure you get the most money possible for your home....
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Jul 25, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Get a FREE Home ValuationSearch All Homes on the MLS What is your home worth? I get this question from sellers all the time. It really depends on a number of different things. For instance, what have your neighbors been doing? Have they been selling their homes for higher prices or letting them go at a very low price? That is going to affect the value of your home. What improvements have you done to your home? If you bought your home three years ago and didn’t make any improvements, your...
Chicago Real Estate Podcast with Dave Auffarth
Jul 11, 2016 Dave Auffarth
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Get a FREE Home ValuationSearch All Homes on the MLS What’s happening with the market inventory in Chicago? At the moment, inventory is low and there aren’t many homes on the market. If you’ve been thinking about selling, now is the time to get your home on the market. There isn’t much competition out there, which could help you get a better sale price than you would in a market flush with inventory. If you are buying a home, low inventory means you need to act and move quickly. Unlike...